South Asia

3 sentenced to death by Dhaka war tribunal

A Bangladesh war crimes tribunal on Monday found eight al-Badr militia commanders guilty of committing crimes against humanity during the 1971 liberation war.

The court sentenced three of them to death while the other five have been ordered prison until death. All the convicts were the student activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami.

Ashraf Hossain, one of the main founders of al-Badr militia, Abdul Hannan and Abdul Bari, are the ones who got death penalty.

The tribunal charged the convicts with murder, abduction, confinement, torture, and arson attacks they committed in the northern district of Jamalpur in 1971. Among the convicts, two are in the custody while the remaining six are absconding.

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